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By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Barn at the top of a hill holds Wrangell history, if not Guernseys

 

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

There are no longer cows at the property but the descendants of Nore's Dairy still tend to animals - Diana Nore was feeding the goats. She and husband Iver have converted the former cow barn into storage for their home farm of goats, ducks, quails, chickens and goose.

Pulling up the driveway just past Johnson's Building Supply at 2.5 Mile is turning the page to a chapter of Wrangell history - with a red barn at the top of the hill.

Iver Pederson Nore stepped from the deck of a fishing vessel onto the Southeast Alaska shore in 1910, according to an Alaskan Dairies Historical Society's 1982 spring publication. Originally from Norway (and thus, the surname Nore), he would leave a mark on Wrangell by establishing a dairy farm in 1933.

Purchasing used lumber and other building materials from a nearby dismantled cannery, the Nore family constructed a 35-foot...



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